Cardiovascular Surgery Department
Our department has been performing heart surgeries since 1976, meaning that we have a history of more than 40 years. We strive hard every day to provide a good medical service to patients and to handle a broad range of diseases applying our experience of performing well over 5,000 heart surgeries. In order to make patients feel more convinced towards undergoing surgeries, we put importance on attentive consultations with patients.
Treatment department information
Our department uses surgical procedures to treat diseases of the coronary and other arteries. The list below shows the types of procedures that we typically handle. Except in cases of life-threatening emergencies, we always consult carefully with patients to explain their condition and discuss surgical options to their satisfaction.
Typical Conditions and Procedures We Handle
- Valvular heart disease
- Coronary artery disease
- Diseases of the aorta
- Endovascular stent grafts
- Congenital heart conditions
- Peripheral artery disease
- Pacemaker implants
- Internal dialysis shunts
- Minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) techniques
Surgical Procedures We Perform
- Coronary artery bypass to treat myocardial infarctions (MI, a.k.a, “heart attack”), angina or complications of MIs (*1)
- Treatment of valvular heart disorders via valve replacement, valvuloplasty or Bentall procedures (*2)
- Repair of aortic aneurysms (thoracic, abdominal or thoracoabdominal) with grafts or vascular prosthesis (*3)
- Repair of aortic dissection with grafts or vascular prosthesis
- Surgical treatment of arrhythmia (MAZE procedures for atrial fibrillation, surgery for ventricular fibrillation)
- Surgical correction of congenital heart conditions
- Cardiac tumor surgeries
- Surgeries to address peripheral vascular diseases
All surgeries are performed in consulation with the doctors of the Cardiovascular Medicine department.
*1. Bypass surgery can be performed (1) without using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB, i.e, a heart-lung machine), (2) with CPB with the heart stopped, and (3) with CPB with the heart beating. Our staff will perform the surgery using the safest method possible given the patient’s condition.
*2. Treatment of valvular disorders is primarily valvuloplasty to repair mitral insufficiency. Following careful explanation of risks and benefits, the patient is also given the option to select implant of an artificial valve.
*3. During procedures for thoracic aortic aneurysms or aortic dissections, we can employ selective cerebral perfusion (SCP) as a method to help protect the patient’s brain.
Our Track Record
Our department has been performing heart surgery since 1976, and has completed more than 5,000 procedures.
The department has heart-lung machines, intra-aortic balloon pumps, transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) equipment, percutaneous cardiopulmonary support (PCPS) equipment, and other additional equipment.